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Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by Dragosvr92 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:37 pm

As we all know Yahoo had a page where you could contact someone by their account id.

More exactly this:

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http://edit.yahoo.com/config/send_webmesg?.target={USER_ID_HERE}&.src=pg
This page seems to have been taken down and it now redirects to:

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http://messenger.yahoo.com/web?im={USER_ID_HERE}
I think phpBB should change the way to contact someone by their Yahoo account, as this way seems to have been moved.
As replacement for that contact page, you could use the fallowing maybe:

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<a href="ymsgr:sendim?{USER_ID_HERE}"></a>
You can also add some variable in php, alike the board logo phpscript, and add a message in there to send to the user..

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<a href="ymsgr:sendim?{USER_ID_HERE}&m=Hello+{USER_ID_HERE}+!+ You+are+contacted+from+site+example.com"></a>
I dont know.. i want opinions :)
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by callumacrae » Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:37 pm

Not enough people use yahoo for this - perhaps a mor generic approach would be more suitable?
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by Dragosvr92 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:44 am

I am just saying that the link to Yahoo!, that phpBB is using is outdated, therefore not working anymore.
So we should think of replacements. I gave an example on what you could change it to.
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by DavidIQ » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:49 am

Why don't you just create a ticket and send a pull request for the fix? ;)
I don't think using the ymsgr link "protocol" will be a good idea though as it would likely bomb on mobile devices or even computers without Yahoo! messenger installed, etc.
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by Dragosvr92 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:29 am

Because i am not sure how it should be, and said to discuss the matter first with the community and see what we like it to be like. :)
Good point, i didnt thought on that :oops:

But i have an other Idea !
I think this worths to be submitted as an improvement.
Why dont you make it like it is on the existing MSN Page?

I played a bit with Firebug and made this two pictures..
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What do you think?

Also, here is source of the last image.
It has all Yahoo Protocols etc.... I made somewhat of a private page on "tracking" an Yahoo id, so i had all this handy :)
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by callumacrae » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:44 am

DavidIQ wrote:I don't think using the ymsgr link "protocol" will be a good idea though as it would likely bomb on mobile devices or even computers without Yahoo! messenger installed, etc.
That's a nonissue, all browsers should be able to handle links to unknown protocols (although there should be a fallback, as they fail silently).
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by DavidIQ » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:46 pm

callumacrae wrote:
DavidIQ wrote:I don't think using the ymsgr link "protocol" will be a good idea though as it would likely bomb on mobile devices or even computers without Yahoo! messenger installed, etc.
That's a nonissue, all browsers should be able to handle links to unknown protocols (although there should be a fallback, as they fail silently).
Yeah the fallback is that it goes nowhere. That is still a fail compared to what it does now. Or does that not matter?

@TheKiller: not sure if that will be a good idea to throw into 3.0.10 but that would be something for the devs to decide.
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by Dragosvr92 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:15 pm

DavidIQ wrote: @TheKiller: not sure if that will be a good idea to throw into 3.0.10 but that would be something for the devs to decide.
Why not?
It looks pretty in my opinion. You may not want some links from all I've added, but what about the idea.. having a page alike MSNs, you can just add the Add contact and Send message links, exactly as on the MSN Page, if you consider the other stuff, avatar etc shouldnt be added.
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by DavidIQ » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:11 pm

Because it's new functionality? And because there are new elements that will be needed like language variables and template modifications? Unless of course you don't mind delaying 3.0.10 some more and giving translators some additional work. :P
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Re: Yahoo messenger contact field.

Post by callumacrae » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:31 pm

File a ticket for 3.0.10 and mark it as a blocker (it's a bug, not really new functionality - the old method is broken). I personally think that it should be included, but I don't think that it will.
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